Tag Archives: mountains

#150 – Cadair Idris by the Fox’s Path and the Pony Track

Anyone following UK mountain walking blogs at the moment will notice a common theme – at its most basic, the UK is being hammered by one of the longest periods of wet, windy weather that anyone can remember for a … Continue reading

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#147 – Ring out the old … 2013 hill memories

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s good to look back in pictures at another year in the hills, so here are some of my best memories of the old year.  Best wishes to all my readers, and here’s wishing … Continue reading

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#145 – More wanderings in the Glyderau – Seniors Ridge with the dog.

The great thing about living in or near a mountain area is that you get to know it well.  25 years living in Cumbria left me with loads of good memories and a good knowledge of the Lake District – … Continue reading

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#143 – Dogged determination – Training a Search and Rescue dog in the mountains of North Wales

Although it doesn’t feel like it, ten months have passed since ‘Mist’ and I were accepted for training as a search team by SARDA Wales (Search And Rescue Dog Association).  “Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself”, as the expression goes, … Continue reading

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#142 – Moel Eilio revisited

 Our first (and only) visit to Moel Eilio was in March this year (see post #121)  – the photos of the day show rolling green hills with the last remnants of winter snow, and no hint at all of the … Continue reading

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#141– Two men and a dog, and the highest noodle bar in the UK (Having a fun time on ‘The Spine Race’!)

“Do you fancy a couple of days up at Greg’s Hut in January?” If anyone other than John Bamber had asked the question, I would probably have answered with a reply that included sex and travel!  For those who don’t … Continue reading

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#140 – The Berwyns – Gnarly little hills!

The mountains of North Wales attract hill-walkers and mountaineers from all over the UK and beyond, and no wonder.  The peaks of Snowdonia are the ones that people drive miles for, but there are hidden ranges of hills that no … Continue reading

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#139 – Yr Wyddfa the quiet way (The South Ridge of Snowdon)

Yr Wyddfa (or Snowdon as we English call it) is one of the most visited mountain peaks in the UK.  Being the highest mountain in Wales (and higher than anything in England) is guaranteed to bring in the crowds, but … Continue reading

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#137 – Three days in the Aran Hills of Wales (Part 3)

Our two previous days in the Aran Hills (see posts #135 and #136) had been in ‘typical’ UK summer conditions, with conditions varying from cool to wet.  However, out in the Atlantic the weather systems were shaping up for a … Continue reading

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#136 – Three days in the Aran Hills of Wales (Part 2)

The first day in the Aran Hills (see post #135) had included Aran Fawddwy (905 metres), the highest peak in the range, but I had left Glasgwm (780 metres) for the next day.  Dull weather conditions gave no clue that … Continue reading

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